Residents of Latvia and the Netherlands – the highest on Earth. Data published in the eLife publication, citing a study by researchers from the Corporation NCD Risk Factor.
According to information gathered, the average height of women in Latvia is 168 cm, men – 182,5 cm. If the question of population growth of the planet to consider globally, a noticeable jump. Over the past 100 years the average height has increased by about 16 inches. In South Korea, the figure is even higher and reaches 20 centimeters.
In addition to Latvia, the high men and women live in Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. The people of East Timor are amongst the lowest people on the planet.
In most countries, men are above women. The average difference in height is 12 inches.